Better Than You
Season 3, Episode 13
Air date 20/10/15
Episode guide
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Better Than You is the thirteenth episode of the third season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast at 16:30 on 20th October 2015 on CBBC and CBBC HD.


Bailey wants to get tickets to go to Wembley Stadium, but has to behave himself. This is not helped as he ends up in competition with Jody, who also wants the tickets. Elsewhere, Billie gets fed up being pushed around by Toni, and a surprise face reappears at the Dumping Ground.


  • First appearance of Faith Davis since last season's Face The Music.
  • This is the second time one of the twins has been called "shrimp" (in this case by Tyler).
  • The events of Quitters, where Bailey's dad abandonned him, are mentioned.


  • The subtitles spell May-Li as "May-Lee" (although they are corrected later in the episode) and Toni as "Tony".
  • Faith is 17 and is said to already be at university. In the UK, students don't normally enter university until they are 18 (perhaps Faith did her A Levels (and maybe her GCSEs) early).
  • How did Mike and May-Li not know Faith would be visiting? Surely she would have contacted them first instead of Mo?
The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in The PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersThe Dumping Ground ExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesGI JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace The Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of it AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessI TrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in The GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally ImpossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground Island